Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

What A Difference Appetite Makes!


The front panel features a drawn color illustration of a little boy in a highchair refusing to eat the last bite of his cereal from his mother. The title "What a Difference Appetite Makes! is written in blue lettering below the illustration. In the right corner, the phrase "Don't coax an appetite- create one" is listed in blue lettering also. At the bottom, there are two wavy red lines. The back panel is a promotion for Ry-Krisp. On the left side, the question "Have you tried Ry-Krisp- the delicious whole rye wafer" is asked in blue and red lettering. The right side contains a picture of a box of Ry-Krisp with a package of wafers out in front of the box. On the back of the front panel, the phrase "Ralston Wheat Cereal is now enriched with vitamin B, the appetite stimulating vitamin" is written in blue lettering. Underneath, there is a box of Ralston Wheat Cereal. The following inside panels consists of paragraphs about Ralston's Wheat Cereal and why it is important for a child's health. For example, there is a section titled "Does your child's cereal pass this test" which contains a description of all the particles needed for health-building.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Ralston, Purina, Bran Chex, Rice Chex, and Wheat Chex

Publisher: Purina Mills (St. Louis, Mo.)


7.0 x 10.2 cm


Language: English

Key term: Cereals

Copyright: Permission is granted from the copyright owner/holder.


Citation: What A Difference Appetite Makes!. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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